PCPS Hires Assistant Principals, Dean of Students
Mike Seals - July 20, 2021 10:42 pm
Three new assistant principals and a Dean of Students at Ponca City High School have been hired for the 2021-2022 school year. New hires this summer include Dylan Jackson, Po-Hi, Dean of Students; Kyle Lucas, East Middle School, Assistant Principal; Kristen Dolen, West Middle School; Assistant Principal; and Shelly Sullivan, Lincoln Elementary; Assistant Principal.
Dylan Jackson was born and raised in Moore and graduated in 2011. He completed his bachelor’s degree in agricultural education from Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva. He spent four years teaching in Clinton and Deer Creek-Lamont then moved to Ponca City and has taught science at West for the last two years. He completed his master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Southeastern Oklahoma State University in 2020. He and his wife both work for PCPS. They have a four-year-old daughter and are expecting their second child this fall.
Kyle Lucas has spent the last 11 plus years teaching math and physical education and coaching various sports. During his time in Stillwater he served in various leadership roles at the school and district level. Originally from Austin, Texas, Lucas graduated from Oklahoma State University. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in physical education in 2008 and his master’s degree from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in 2018. He has been married to his wife Mika for nine years. She is a school counselor for Stillwater Public Schools. Together, they have three children.
Kristen Dolen graduated from high school in Independence, Mo. She received her Bachelors in Secondary Education from William Penn University in 2010. She then moved to Liberal, Kan. where she taught her first seven years at South Middle School. She also coached basketball, volleyball and soccer. She accepted a K-5 instructional coaching position while working on her master’s degree through Fort Hays State University. After completing her master’s degree in 2018 she became the assistant principal/athletic director at Eisenhower Middle School.
Shelly Sullivan is a graduate of Ponca City High School. She has been teaching for PCPS for seven years but has been an educator for 17. She previously worked for Kildare School. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University and a master’s degree from Abilene Christian. She is married to Ryan Sullivan, the plant manager at Dorada Foods. They have two daughters.